Divestment Dialogue on Campus
Divestment Dialogue on Campus – March 9 – all welcome
UWinnipeg is currently examining the issue of fossil fuel divestment as it pertains to both Foundation endowment and pension plan investments. Fossil fuel divestment is the removal of assets including stocks, bonds, and investment funds from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels. In 2014, divestment at UWinnipeg was raised by the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association. As part of this process, several events will take place on campus to encourage thoughtful dialogue.
Event 1: Divestment as Climate Solution –
Wednesday, March 9 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Room: Convocation Hall, 2nd floor, Wesley Hall
What is the University’s role in taking positions on contemporary issues such as divestment? Where does fossil fuel divestment fit in to the constellation of work related to addressing global climate change? What other approaches or efforts might be higher impact?
Joan Grace (Political Science)
Peter Ives (Political Science)
Tracey Whalen (Rhetoric, Writing and Communications)
Allen Mills (Political Science)
Patricia Fitzpatrick (Geography)
Jobb Arnold (Conflict Resolution Studies)
Andrew Vineberg, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie and Kevin Settee (Divest UWinnipeg)
Director, Campus Sustainability Office l Co-Chair, Experiential Learning Network